STAREAST 2018 Concurrent Session : Agile Testers: Extend Your Value in the Team

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Agile Testers: Extend Your Value in the Team

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Traditionally we use test design techniques as a part of our testing toolbox. We see value in designing more efficient test cases to get a good overview of progress and coverage. Instead, what if we could use our testing skills and methods proactively to obtain a deeper understanding of user needs and help drive our projects? Based on her experiences from healthcare and telecom projects, Gitte Ottosen offers a practical introduction to how you can present new techniques within your agile team to help it deliver maximum value to your customer. Gitte describes approaches—including process cycle tests, classification trees, and state transition tests—to clarify and visualize workflows while providing lightweight documentation of requirements and user needs. Find out how to use these techniques as an active tool for communication and cooperation with users so your agile team will get a common picture and foundation for developing apps that wow your users and customers.

Gitte Ottosen
Sogeti Denmark

Gitte Ottosen is a managing consultant at Capgemini-Sogeti Denmark. A career tester, Gitte has twenty-two years of test engineering and test management experience in both traditional and agile contexts. She has worked with test process improvement, first as a test architect/manager at Systematic and more recently as a test coach for large private and public companies in Denmark. A self-confessed test evangelist who preaches the need for a structured and committed approach to testing, Gitte is a strong advocate for a context-driven approach, a role requiring profound professional insight, passion, and persistence. A Fellow within SogetiLabs, Gitte holds a number of testing and agile certifications—ISEB Practitioner, CAT, TMap Test Engineer, and Certified ScrumMaster.